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OVER-THE-AIR-PROGRAMMING (OTAP)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000008153D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-May-22

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Authors:
Larry Brown Douglas Lenz Steven Upp

Abstract

As a large subscriber equipment manufacturer, Motorola is very sensitive to the costs associated with repairing or upgrading subscriber software in the field. Although much effort goes into trying to prevent field upgrades sometimes customer visible defects are found in the subscriber software that must be fixed in order to continue to provide a high quality of service. In other instances new features are available in a new software release. How these defects and enhancements can be cheaply delivered to the field is the impetus for this Over-The-Air- Programming.